Financial institutions can employ large numbers of people who use a variety of technology devices and applications across a wide geographic area. While these physical assets can be labeled and tracked using bar codes and databases, knowing what systems and applications are running on these devices is a much larger challenge. The inability to track the location and configuration of networked devices and software can leave an organization vulnerable to security threats.
The draft guide, IT Asset Management (Special Publication 1800-5a), demonstrates how commercially available technologies can be used to track the location and configuration of networked devices and software across an organization.
Read more at: http://www.nist.gov/itl/acd/ncce/20151026nccoeguide.cfm